Driving home today, I saw two trucks in a row with logos reading, “Le Perv Landscape.” If I had a yard, I’d feel compelled to hire them to mow and blow. Also saw a license plate reading, “I (Heart) LOTR” Finally, I know a coworker in a longterm relationship with another coworker, and he wants to treat her to a special birthday, but now she can’t get the days...
My 10 year old son said this neologism for Fleetwood Mac in the car last week and I’m still laughing about it. I think it’s a better band name, actually, but maybe we should ask Mutt Flackwood how he feels about it. In related Allen family music news, Rolling Stones week on American Idol resulted in my daughter singing the hook of “Ruby Tuesday” so many times my son had a...
Broken Bells - Broken Bells (2010)
I come to this disc not as a little more of a DangerMouse fan than The Shins, though I have I guess the majority of their catalog as well. Let’s say that I don’t follow the doings of their frontman/songwriter James Mercer (but think he writes witty pop songs and has a pleasant voice) and it took a recent Rolling Stone subscription (only $12 due to spending a lot on Amazon, I think), to...
Out of Context Quote from My Office #3
“A poison dart frog is the only thing more paralyzing than your list.”
in honor of alex chilton
..call someone a holocaust tonight.
i just learned that when i stay up really late the night before, I have trouble remembering how to write “17”
Out of Context Quote from My Office #2
“L**** treats me with the same respect she treats her lungs.”
Out Of Context Quote from My Office #1
“How do we feel about human trafficking?”
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back (2010)
I picked up a lot of music in the past couple months, some of which I haven’t even listened to yet. Extra work-related time on the Mac at home is giving me ample opportunity to catch up, though, so let’s talk briefly about this latest from the wizened old prog-rocker and video vanguard. I’m a Gabriel fan, though not one who follows his every move religiously. I did like his Up...
Boy, a window really makes a mess when someone breaks into your car. First time for everything, I guess. I wish they’d broken in the passenger side but at least friends were nearby to bring over a dustpan and little broom. Police report, claim. Guess I’ll be spending tomorrow getting a new window. I can’t say I’m mellow about it but I’m not feeling really violated,...
A friend of mine saw the first episode of this series and said it was so white he felt like Che Guevara. He’s right, and yet two episodes in I’m kind of liking it. I can’t say any scene has quite knocked me out with emotion or parallels to my life (the Little League stuff in the pilot was ridiculous). And yet, maybe as an only child, I do find the big family stuff kind of...
As the Crow Doesn't Fly
Just wanted to post something quick to see what it looks like on this blog. So here goes. I work with a woman who’s very nice but looks like Ozzy Osbourne and has a basket on her desk with a fake crow affixed to the handle. Which is creepy.